Tales from the Hi-line

Tales from the Hi-line

Earlier this year, the Montana State Senate made national news when legislators proposed creating a $25 “touring cyclist tax,” which would require visiting cyclists to buy a permit in order to ride on 2-lane roads state-wide. Senate President Scott Sales was the most outspoken about the proposal, saying that cyclists were self centered and rude … Continue reading

Is music older than words?

Is music older than words?

I am fortunate to work at a school with such an incredible arts program. Whether students spend one year here or fourteen, they have many chances to share their creative selves with teachers and each other daily. From performances at Grandparents and Special Friends Day, to Revels and Spring Festival, our students consistently blow us … Continue reading

infinite cities

infinite cities

Returning to a city you used to inhabit after a few months away is akin to focusing a manual camera- a twisting of the lens that causes the world around you to expand and contract, blur and sharpen, until the truth of the scene is finally revealed. This striving to adjust to rhythms that were … Continue reading

bike to your beer!

bike to your beer!

Portlanders, as a whole, have been defined and stereotyped by many iconic actions, most publicly in recent months by the IFC show “Portlandia.” In my experience, acting like a “Portlander” is more of a feeling, an abstract state of mind, than concrete actions, but nevertheless, there are many things that most Portlanders have been identified … Continue reading